Various Artists : Studio 54: The Underground Classics

Sounds very boring today.

On this record, compiled by Studio 54 (the bourgeois ’70s/’80s New York club you’d never have been allowed into) DJ Kenny Carpenter, proves

two things. Firstly, that cocaine produces the worst music. Secondly, that Studio 54 may well have been the wildest club ever, but it didn’t half champion some plodding

disco tosh.

Necessary or evil: The land that punk forgot looked like fun – more horses in clubs, please – but sounds very boring today.

Ted Kessler